The potential of pregnant women as a sentinel population for malaria surveillance

Published in Malaria Journal, 2020

Recommended citation: Brunner, N.C., Chacky, F., Mandike, R., Mohamed, A., Runge, M., Thawer, S.G., Ross, A., Vounatsou, P., Lengeler, C., Molteni, F., Hetzel, M.W., 2019. The potential of pregnant women as a sentinel population for malaria surveillance. Malaria Journal 18, 370. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2999-0 https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-019-2999-0

Pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) have been proposed as a pragmatic sentinel population for malaria surveillance. However, the representativeness of routine ANC malaria test-positivity and its relationship with prevalence in other population subgroups are yet to be investigated. Download paper here